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Why would you want to buy Italian sausage links for a recipe that calls for removing the casing?

Why wouldn't you just buy bulk Italian sausage? Is it a texture thing?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 4 years ago
7 answers 5869 views
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added over 4 years ago

You don't. Look for Italian sausage without the casing. Maybe the person who wrote the recipe had no access to anything but links. In which case, you squeeze it out of the casing and can still retain the flavor.

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added over 4 years ago


You can often purchase a single link at the meat counter if that's all you need. And sometimes links are all you can find. No difference otherwise.

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inpatskitchen

Pat is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

And sometimes your favorite Italian sausage only comes in links as opposed to bulk. I have a favorite brand with fennel that I've never seen in bulk.

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 4 years ago

Well, those casings do make for cute packages. But there really is nothing good about "bulk Italian sausage." That's a term that means absolutely nothing if you actually care about sausage. What if you need a Spanish, or French or Portuguese style sausage meat? Of course you can grind it yourself but if you need it already prepped than buy the link. Now bring on that boudin noir.

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added over 4 years ago

Hey pierino - cute packaging? Ha! I'm definitely looking you up next time we're up in central ca. I'll bring the best vino if you'll make your famous Porchetta.

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 4 years ago

TiggyBee you are welcome to visit anytime.

As to "cute packaging" one of my favorite places to eat in the US is Hot Doug's on Chicago's north side. Doug refers to it as "an emporium of encased meats." Not only does he make the best hot dog in Chicago (and hence America) he also serves real charcuterie.

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added over 4 years ago

Hot Doug is writing a book -- http://www.wbez.org/blogs...

so soon we'll all have more ideas for homemade sausage.